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Old 25th May 12, 05:32 PM
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Running with a bottle of frozen water to keep cool?

I live in London, and whenever we get hot weather the tube quickly becomes a pretty unpleasant place to be for any length of time (many would argue it's like that all the time!). For years now I've always kept a couple of bottles of frozen water in the freezer at work and home so if I need to I can carry one with me on my commute. Just holding the bottle of ice in your hand is pretty effective at keeping you cool, and some of it soon melts giving you lovely cool water to drink too.

So I was thinking, would this work as a way of staying cool while running in hot weather? I can't see any immediate reasons why it wouldn't work - indeed I might try it tonight. Anyone else tried it or have any thoughts?
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Old 25th May 12, 06:41 PM
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I used to take a 2ltr bottle of frozen coke to the factory in the summer and it would last 8 hours. It would have to be a LSR for it to be drinkable I think.
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Old 25th May 12, 08:12 PM
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I've never ran with a frozen bottle simply because the noise would drive me insane!
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Old 25th May 12, 08:14 PM
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I've never ran with a frozen bottle simply because the noise would drive me insane!
Hell yeah! Just the splish-splosh of my water is bad enough. Never mind thud-thud
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Old 25th May 12, 10:25 PM
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good thinking but it would be heavy though?
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good thinking but it would be heavy though?
No heavier than a bottle of water.
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Old 26th May 12, 06:17 AM
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No heavier than a bottle of water.
Is ice not denser though? One for google lol
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The volume is greater. I think it's a good idea
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Old 26th May 12, 06:32 AM
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Is ice not denser though? One for google lol
No ice is actually less dense than water. Water expands on freezing.
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Old 26th May 12, 06:57 AM
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Is ice not denser though? One for google lol
Does ice sink?

It's less dense than liquid water. Unusual substance is water .
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Old 26th May 12, 07:04 AM
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good thinking but it would be heavy though?
While it's true that frozen water is less dense than water (water is a bit special that way), that's not going to effect how heavy the bottle is If you put a bottle of water into the freezer (unless it leaks or bursts) it's the same weight coming out as when it went in.
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No ice is actually less dense than water. Water expands on freezing.
Ah right!
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Does ice sink?

It's less dense than liquid water. Unusual substance is water .
That's true
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Old 26th May 12, 08:43 AM
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I've tried the frozen water idea. The noise was a little irritating but what was worse was that the water bottle leaked. I'm guessing it was because that when the water froze it expanded causing the bottle to crack slightly. It was a proper running bottle. Maybe try to fill it only three quarters full?
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Old 26th May 12, 07:23 PM
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Icebergs float - just. Ice is something like 1/10 less dense than liquid water, thinking back to my Chemistry class. The volume increases, due to ice crystals taking more space, but surrounding them is air - hence the 1/10 decrease in mass/volume.
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